The NY State Vehicle and Traffic Law defines the permanent disabilities that qualify. If you have a permanent disability that allows, you can get vehicle plates for reserved parking from the DMV or a parking permit from your local government. It is illegal to park in a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities if you do not have the correct vehicle plates or parking permits. You can use the vehicle plates or parking permit in New York State and most other states.
You and your healthcare provider must complete the Application for a Parking Permit or License Plates for Persons with Severe Disabilities (PDF) (MV-664.1) available below.
You also can have your healthcare provider (MD, DO, DPM, or NP) complete a statement on their letterhead. According to the law, the information must describe the disabling condition and verify that the disability qualifies. Bring the completed form or letter to Guilderland Town Hall, Town Clerk's Office.
There is no fee for a permit. Remember that the DMV does not issue parking permits.
Please note: If renewing a blue permanent disability tag that was initially issued by the Town of Guilderland, you only need to present a Driver's License AND the Expired/Expiring Tag. An applicant or their representative can fill in the top section of the Department of Motor Vehicles form while at Town Hall. You do not need to revisit your physician.